What Makes for an Ideal Public School?

Want to contribute your views on the homeschool vs public school debate, or just looking for information? Post here!

Moderators: Theodore, elliemaejune

tasha1011
User
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:17 pm

What Makes for an Ideal Public School?

Postby tasha1011 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:19 pm

There are different schools of thought that have impacted our public educational system today. This article asks "What makes for an ideal public school?" You can read about it at

http://www.suite101.com/content/what-ma ... ol-a323962

User avatar
Theodore
Moderator
Posts: 2115
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:14 pm
Location: Missouri, US
Contact:

Postby Theodore » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:25 pm

(fixed your link)

Decent article, but again more of a theoretical overview rather than something that actually gives useful specifics. What we need is an article on what makes a good school (with examples), what makes a bad school (with examples), and how you get from one to the other. I would personally focus on class sizes (reverse correlation to test scores), start time (earlier = worse test scores), teaching methods (phonics and classic math as opposed to "Whole Reading" and "New Math"), discipline (lack of punishment for anything short of killing someone = bad), and rewards (make everyone a "winner" and nobody works hard to be one).

suzukischool
User
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:50 pm
Location: USA
Contact:

Postby suzukischool » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:52 pm

I just gone through the article and it really nice i just love it.

MarcJacobs
User
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:45 am

On ideal public school..

Postby MarcJacobs » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:49 am

If all educators put a greater effort in enhancing the cognitive abilities of all students through the use of available technologies, facilitating learning through the use of multiple intelligences, and concentrating on content mastery rather than feeding students the necessary information so that they can pass standardized tests.

cdp
User
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:59 pm
Contact:

charter vs regular

Postby cdp » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:09 pm

I would be interested in seeing the difference in quality of schools based on charter vs regular public school, and see if and how much better charter schools are so that the rest can start to mirror them more possibly.

User avatar
elliemaejune
User
Posts: 657
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:37 pm
Location: The Fireswamp

Re: charter vs regular

Postby elliemaejune » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:24 pm

cdp wrote:I would be interested in seeing the difference in quality of schools based on charter vs regular public school, and see if and how much better charter schools are so that the rest can start to mirror them more possibly.

There may be such a thing, but since this is a homeschool forum, not a public school forum, you are not likely to find that information here. :)
Married to Mr. Ellie for over 30 years
Mother to 2 dds and 2 dsil
Grandmother to 1 sweet boy
Caretaker of 2 budgies

User avatar
Theodore
Moderator
Posts: 2115
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:14 pm
Location: Missouri, US
Contact:

Postby Theodore » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:39 pm

Charter schools obviously do better with students that have health problems or anxiety attacks or anything that can be made better by studying mostly at home rather than at public school. And in some states they're free to make their own curriculum rather than adhering to the official standard. However, that's only in some states, and the primary difference between charter schools and public schools is that charter schools are not forced to accept every student that applies. Public schools have to deal with the severely handicapped, special needs, children with allergies so bad they can die if they touch something with peanut in it, bullies (until they do something really serious, anyway), etc. All children that in my opinion shouldn't be lumped in with everyone else.

But the important thing to remember is that homeschooling stomps charter schools as well by a huge margin. :)

1to1tutor
User
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:50 am
Location: Tustin, CA
Contact:

Postby 1to1tutor » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:15 pm

Just read your article and found it really interesting and useful. If these steps are to be followed then public schools will turn out to be a very useful place of getting right education.
Thank you for posting it! :)


Return to “Homeschool vs Public School”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest